Compulsion and quotas can never be the way to increase female representation in the boardrooms of Europe, MEPs were cautioned today.
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis said such a move – as advocated by Equality Commissioner Viviane Reding – would be bad for business and bad for women.
She was speaking at a European Parliament hearing […]Continue Reading →
Conservative Member of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis met with members of the Royal Logistical Corps today on a visit to the Regent’s Park Barracks in her London Constituency.
The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) provides logistic support functions to the British Army and is the largest corps in the army.
The 20 Transport […]Continue Reading →
At a meeting of the European Parliament’s Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today condemned the massacre of 52 Iranian dissidents, with seven more taken hostage, at Camp Ashraf in north-west Iraq.
Opponents of the regime in Tehran have been living in Camp Ashraf as refugees since 1986. Following the invasion […]Continue Reading →
The European Union is guilty of meddling and “mission creep” in its determination to impose ever more social legislation and employment laws on member states, Conservative MEPs said today.
They were responding to the latest proposal by the European Parliament’s Committee for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality – to roll out new equal-pay legislation across […]Continue Reading →
London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis visited Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Centre in London, one of four regional hubs established this year to accelerate innovation across the healthcare landscape.
The centres promote collaboration between the world’s leading scientists and entrepreneurs. Johnson & Johnson chose London for its European hub as the UK is home to one of the world’s thriving life sciences ecosystems.
Marina said: “I […]Continue Reading →
Marina Yannakoudakis MEP visited the construction site of the new Whitechapel Station which will be part of the Crossrail transport project which will traverse London from East to West.
When completed in 2018 24 trains per hour will pass through the station taking commuters to and from, Shenfield, Abbey Wood, Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport.
Marina […]Continue Reading →
Marina met with Sikhs from across Europe who came to the European Parliament to discuss human rights abuses against Sikhs and those Sikhs facing the death penalty in India.
Marina has expressed her position to the death penalty imposed on Balwant Singh Rajoana and has Continue Reading →
As a member of the environment committee and European Friends of Israel, Marina hosted a public conference on the Dead Sea in the European Parliament.
The Dead Sea is rapidly shrinking, its coastlines are collapsing and its water is becoming too salty.
Marina welcomed to the European Parliament Mayor Dov Litvinoff, who is the Head of […]Continue Reading →
Pie and Mash shops across the capital can breathe a sigh of relief as a damaging EU-wide ban on eel fishing was blocked in the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee today.
British Conservative members of the committee opposed an outright ban put forward by Swedish Green MEP Isabella Lövin. Struan Stevenson MEP said that “Imposing an […]Continue Reading →
A group of MEPs who represent their political groups on the European Parliament’s Women’s Rights Committee have written to Irish Minister of State for Equality Kathleen Lynch calling on her and other EU Ministers to move “the Maternity Leave dossier out of the current deadlock.”
EU plans for 18-weeks compulsory paid maternity leave were extended […]Continue Reading →